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Rashtrapati Bhavan: Official home of the President of India

The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president's official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare Presidential Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens, large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any head of state in the world.


Pranab Mukherjee dies: President Kovind, PM Modi, others offer condolences [Video]

Pranab Mukherjee dies: President Kovind, PM Modi, others offer condolences

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee died on Monday. His son, Abhijit Mukherjee made the announcement on social media. The Congress veteran was admitted in a Delhi hospital and had been operated to..

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dhyan Chand, President confers National Sports Awards [Video]

PM Modi pays tribute to Dhyan Chand, President confers National Sports Awards

Nation on Saturday remembered hockey legend Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and paid tribute to Dhyan Chand on the occasion. Dhyan Chand's birth..

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Mountaineer Anita Kundu to receive 'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019' [Video]

Mountaineer Anita Kundu to receive 'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019'

Mountaineer Anita Kundu to be awarded with 'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019' this year. She is the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest from China and Nepal side. Anita hails from..

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'Feeling lucky': SI Sunita Maan on being invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan as corona warrior awardee [Video]

'Feeling lucky': SI Sunita Maan on being invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan as corona warrior awardee

SI Sunita Maan on being invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan as coronavirus warrior awardee expressed happiness over her selection. She created awareness about COVID-19. "In lockdown, none knew about the..

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Watch: Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks on Sushant Rajput death probe [Video]

Watch: Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks on Sushant Rajput death probe

As the probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput intensifies, Union Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has now called for a fair probe into the case. In an exclusive interview with Hindustan..

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Watch: GC Murmu takes oath as new CAG [Video]

Watch: GC Murmu takes oath as new CAG

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to GC Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. GC Murmu has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). Murmu stepped down as the..

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Manoj Sinha arrives in Srinagar to take charge as Lt Governor of J-K [Video]

Manoj Sinha arrives in Srinagar to take charge as Lt Governor of J-K

Newly-appointed Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha arrived at Srinagar Airport on August 06. The appointment was confirmed by the Rashtrapati Bhawan, hours after Girish Chandra Murmu..

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Watch: President Ram Nath Kovind gifts racing bicycle to Delhi schoolboy [Video]

Watch: President Ram Nath Kovind gifts racing bicycle to Delhi schoolboy

Riyaz, a budding cyclist and student of class 9 in the national capital, got his 'Eidi' on Friday when President Ram Nath Kovind gifted him a racing bicycle to help him achieve his dream of becoming a..

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Will go to President if needed: Ashok Gehlot on Rajasthan political crisis [Video]

Will go to President if needed: Ashok Gehlot on Rajasthan political crisis

Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting was held at Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur on July 25. During the meeting, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot said, "We will go to Rashtrapati Bhawan to meet..

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Prez Kovind flags off Red Cross Relief Material for flood-affected states [Video]

Prez Kovind flags off Red Cross Relief Material for flood-affected states

The President, Ram Nath Kovind today at Rashtrapati Bhawan flagged off Red Cross Relief Material for people affected by flood and COVID-19 in Assam, Bihar. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister and..

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PM Modi meets President Kovind, briefs him on issues of national, international importance

PM Modi on Sunday called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and briefed him on the issues of national and international importance.
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As Covid-19 ravages human lives and economies, Buddha's message serves like beacon: President Ram Nath Kovind

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Dharma Chakra Day: PM Modi to address celebration of Asaadh Poornima tomorrow

On Asaadh Poornima on July 4, President Ram Nath Kovind will on Saturday inaugurate the Dharma Chakra Day from the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would deliver a video address on..
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President Kovind receives credentials from foreign envoys, first time through video-conference

"This was the first time in the history of Rashtrapati Bhavan that credentials were presented through the digital medium," an official statement said. Kovind said the Covid-19 pandemic posed an..
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COVID-19 reaches Rashtrapati Bhavan as ACP tests positive, hospitalised

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Sanjay Kothari, ex-Prez secy, is new CVC

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President's secretary Sanjay Kothari appointed central vigilance commissioner

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100 families at President's Estate in self-isolation as sanitation worker's relative tests positive

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COVID-19: Relative of sanitation worker at Rashtrapati Bhavan tests positive for coronavirus, nearly 100 quarantined

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Mary Kom breaks quarantine: Boxer attended breakfast hosted by President

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PM Modi tweets on Padma quiz, winner to witness awards ceremony

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President accepts Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant's resignation

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant from the Union council of ministers, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said. As advised by the PM, the..
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Two guvs transferred, fresh appointment in some states

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